by June 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0


Exposed DC, a forum for local photographers. (Luis Gomez Photos)

If you love to photograph DC you have a new place to go and share your images, and improve your skills. The city’s DCist Exposed, created by Heather Goss, has evolved into an independent year-round venture. The annual competition lives on, but on Tuesday, June 25 Exposed DC will launch its website in hopes of becoming a forum for local photographers as well as:

  • Organize events throughout the year for photographers to get together.
  • Host informal competitions leading up to the Exposed Photography Show in December.
  • Compile the most comprehensive event calendar available for photo-related exhibits, lectures, workshops, contests and other opportunities in D.C.

Come out Tuesday, June 25, to Meridian Pint (3400 11th St NW) from 6 pm to 8 pm and take pictures as you get to meet your new community of Exposed DC.

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by December 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,916 0

From Eliza French. Follow her on Twitter @elizaenbref; email her at eliza[AT]

DCist ExposedAspiring local photographers can submit their photographic flashes of brilliance in the seventh annual DCist Exposed Photography Competition through January 9, 2013.

Heather Goss, former DCist Managing and Arts Editor, founded the competition in 2007. The idea sprung from the success of DCist’ Flickr photo community, and the number of compelling images of the city posted there. The contest’s popularity quickly took off, and DCist has hosted the event with help from Goss’ Ten Mile Square ever since.

The competition culminates with an exhibition of selected entries at Long View Gallery from March 27 through April 7. Last year, the exhibit drew more than 1,000 visitors, thanks in part to the opening night parties. The number of contestants has grown from just over 200 in 2007 to over 650 in 2012, and 40 people were selected to show their photos at Long View in 2012.

This year, DCist has launched a new site for the competition with all of the details about entering and a complete list of past winners. Those who want to enter should join DCist Exposed Flickr photo group, submit three of their best photos, fill out an online application, and pay the $10 entry fee. The contest organizers will be looking for images that capture “amazing, every day Washington, D.C. experiences.”

So, members of the Borderstan Reader Photos Flickr pool, here is your chance to make us proud! Follow the link for  past coverage of the DCist Exposed Photography Show.

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by March 14, 2011 at 5:00 am 1,375 0

Ben's Chili Bowl, U Street NW, Paul Frederiksen, Flickr

What’s green at Ben’s Chili Bowl? (Photo: Paul Frederiksen, Borderstan reader pool on Flickr)

From Mike Kohn. Got a news tip for Mike? Send him an e-mail or catch him on Twitter @mike_kohn.

Buy a Painting, Help Japanese Earthquake Victims

If you have a chance to stop by go mama go! at 14th and S Streets NW, 10% of the sales from purchases of Mei Mei Chang’s works will  go to help victims of the tsunami in Japan. Chang will also be donating one painting to help go mama go! raise some money before it ultimately shuts its doors. The well-known shop will be closing for good at the end of the month and will be holding a 40% off sale in preparation.

The Greenest Half Smoke in Town

Give it up for Ben’s Chili Bowl for getting notice for its green practices. TBD tell us that our favorite half smoke eatery has received an award for environmental stewardship from the Greenlight Biofuels, according to their blog. Don’t believe us? There’s a video so you can hear it from Ben’s yourself, detailing all of their awesome practices. The Earth and Captain Planet are silently thanking them.


by March 8, 2010 at 7:39 am 1,612 0

Dcist Exposed Vincent Gallegos Long View Gallery

Dcist Exposed 2010 opened Friday and runs through March 21 at Long View Gallery. (Vincent Gallegos)

The fourth annual DCist Exposed photography show opened Saturday night with a reception at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street NW. The show runs through March 21 with nearly 50 images by local photographers. For more photos of Friday’s reception, check out Vincent Gallego’s flickr gallery.


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